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Scatec Solar reaches commercial operation on 66MW PV project in Malaysia
16 Jul 2019 at 9:58pm
The clean energy produced by the plant will help avoid about 70,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.



PV industry benchmarks for module technology and bankability are driven by JinkoSolar
16 Jul 2019 at 5:42pm
The PV industry roadmap - and related metrics of technology and bankability - are now being driven by leading module supplier, JinkoSolar, with others seeking to replicate Jinko’s product line options, trying to differentiate in markets that are receptive to low-cost alternatives, or focusing only on rooftop markets where volumes are lower and sales/distribution efforts are more intensive.



European Investment Bank to finance Nuñez de Balboa mega-facility
16 Jul 2019 at 2:58pm
The EU has committed to lending €145 million and the ICO up to €140 million to the solar project.



Growatt’s next-gen residential PV inverter gains CEC certification
16 Jul 2019 at 2:33pm


Argentina to offer tax credit for C&I solar
16 Jul 2019 at 2:11pm
Businesses can claim up to US$23,600 if they install solar for self-consumption.



LONGi and Vina Solar sign US$540 million mono-wafer supply deal
16 Jul 2019 at 2:09pm


Cubico reaches financial close for 100MW solar PV project in South Carolina
16 Jul 2019 at 1:05pm
The project, financed by US Bank, HSBC, Rabobank and Nord/LB, is expected to become operational mid-2020.



Philippines turns on 200kW floating solar project
16 Jul 2019 at 11:56am
A floating solar power system is now being tested in one of the Philippines' largest reservoirs.



Sri Lanka presses on with smaller projects as tender hopefuls drop out
16 Jul 2019 at 11:43am
Tender for small plants progressing rooftop and large-scale programmes faltering.



Masdar signs MoU to develop 300MW of PV power within Armenia
15 Jul 2019 at 11:29pm
Masdar will look to develop 200MW of PV energy and 100MW of floating PV power.



National Grid completes acquisition of Geronimo Energy
15 Jul 2019 at 10:51pm
The deal, announced back in March 2019, has now satisfied all regulatory requirements and closing conditions.



TalesunESS launches AC module in standard and portable configurations
15 Jul 2019 at 2:11pm



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Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 1:15pm
by Stephanie D'sa
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […]The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 7:12pm
by Staff Author
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […]The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 1:31pm
by Staff Author
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990, when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […]The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy Is Our Best Solution
18 May 2019 at 4:20pm
by Staff Author
Solar energy is our best solution for a plethora of reasons. It is no longer a niche technology available to the rich and the committed environmentalist. Today, the effects of global warming and the skyrocketing prices of conventional energy necessitate the switch to greener renewable sources of energy. Rise of Solar Power The scarcity of […]The post Solar Energy Is Our Best Solution appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

What is Community Solar and Why Should You Care?
10 May 2019 at 9:24pm
by Staff Author
  Installing solar panels on your roof has proven to be a great investment. Like a gift that keeps on giving, solar panels help homeowners save money, reap incentives, and earn rebates for decades to come. For those who want to reap the benefits of solar power but live on rent, are tenants in a […]The post What is Community Solar and Why Should You Care? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Community solar is an excellent way to create energy equity–if it’s done right
10 May 2019 at 6:49pm
by Staff Author
Source: Fast Company People banding together to fund a solar project is an increasingly popular way of accessing clean energy. But it can either be an exclusive project or an inclusive way to spread the benefits of clean energy. It depends how it’s structured… When you think of home solar power, you probably imagine a […]The post Community solar is an excellent way to create energy equity–if it’s done right appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Going Solar: The Benefits of Solar Panels on Your Roof
8 May 2019 at 4:26pm
by Staff Author
Solar power is becoming the next big thing in roofing. Especially in southern states like Texas, solar panels have become a hot topic for local roofing companies. People are asking things like: What are the benefits of solar panels? How do I add solar panels to my roof? Will solar panels save me money on […]The post Going Solar: The Benefits of Solar Panels on Your Roof appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Three Ways Renters Can Go Solar
6 May 2019 at 7:32pm
by Staff Author
Most renters assume they have no opportunities to enjoy the many benefits of solar power. Like any home improvement, installing solar panels is the exclusive right of your landlord; they would probably be unhappy if you, a tenant, independently installed solar panels on their property (though in the long run, they’d surely thank you). But […]The post Three Ways Renters Can Go Solar appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Money, Power, and Influence: Inside the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Attempts to Undermine Solar Energy in the US
11 Apr 2019 at 6:35pm
by Staff Author
Renewable energy is wildly popular. More than 80 cities, five counties, and two states have committed to 100 percent renewable energy. Over 150 private companies have done the same. According to a 2016 Pew Research Center Poll, 89 percent of Americans favor expanding solar power in the U.S. But despite the growing demand for solar, […]The post Money, Power, and Influence: Inside the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Attempts to Undermine Solar Energy in the US appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Why More States Are Turning to Clean Energy: Lessons From California
14 Mar 2019 at 8:10pm
by Staff Author
The last few years have seen a surge in the number of states adopting aggressive renewable energy policies. California, for instance, recently announced a clean energy production target of 100 percent by 2045. Clean Energy Saves Homeowners Money As a first step toward meeting that goal, the state adopted new housing standards requiring all single-family […]The post Why More States Are Turning to Clean Energy: Lessons From California appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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Georgia Power will add 2.2 GW of renewable power, 80 MW of energy storage by 2024
16 Jul 2019 at 8:08pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Georgia Power plans for 80 MW of new energy storage after unanimous approval of the utility’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). The plan calls for 72% more renewable generation by 2024, supported by batteries. “Through the IRP process, Georgia Power will continue to invest in a diverse energy… The post Georgia Power will add 2.2 GW of renewable power, 80 MW of energy storage by 2024 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Energy Future New Orleans proposes new resilient RPS for the city
16 Jul 2019 at 7:03pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
On the heels of what many expected to be a historic weather event in the City of New Orleans, a coalition of local and national renewable energy advocates, including a diversity of community leaders and local businesses submitted a sweeping proposal aimed at transforming the current energy system in the city to 100% renewable energy… The post Energy Future New Orleans proposes new resilient RPS for the city appeared first on Solar Power World.

Something’s happening with Seraphim solar licensing in the Americas
16 Jul 2019 at 6:56pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Information around the Seraphim Solar brand in the United States has always been a little confusing. Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co., Ltd. is a Chinese Tier 1 solar panel manufacturer with a global manufacturing capacity of 5 GW. The Chinese company has module and cell manufacturing locations in China and South Africa, and plans to… The post Something’s happening with Seraphim solar licensing in the Americas appeared first on Solar Power World.

ABB sheds more light on inverter transition to Fimer
16 Jul 2019 at 2:38pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
ABB announced on July 9 that it was abandoning its inverter business and selling its assets to Italian company Fimer. ABB inverter owners have been left wondering how they’ll be covered moving forward. Giampiero Frisio, head of ABB’s Smart Power business line, answered some questions from Solar Power World about the future via email. SPW: Why… The post ABB sheds more light on inverter transition to Fimer appeared first on Solar Power World.

Schletter ditches U.S. manufacturing, moves North American headquarters to Charlotte
16 Jul 2019 at 2:12pm
by Kelly Pickerel
The Schletter Group announced in a press release that it has moved its North American headquarters from Shelby, North Carolina, to the Charlotte metropolitan area, just 50 minutes east. The company also announced a new 15-member sales and distribution team to expand North American sales of its mounting and tracking systems while ending its manufacturing… The post Schletter ditches U.S. manufacturing, moves North American headquarters to Charlotte appeared first on Solar Power World.

New Cantsink mounting solution helps protect and centralize string inverters
16 Jul 2019 at 1:58pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Cantsink, a solar product supplier since 2010, is introducing Centric, its latest solar innovation, to speed inverter installation and make monitoring easier. By allowing location of string inverters at a central position among ground-mounted panels, Centric streamlines inverter placement during construction. In a traditional arrangement underneath the panels, inverters are mounted one-by-one in successive spots… The post New Cantsink mounting solution helps protect and centralize string inverters appeared first on Solar Power World.

TurningPoint Energy and Nautilus Solar plan 19.1 MW of Rhode Island community solar
15 Jul 2019 at 5:03pm
by Billy Ludt
TurningPoint Energy and Nautilus Solar announced plans for two Rhode Island community solar power plants, representing 19.1 MWac of community solar capacity. The 6.68-MW Hopkins Hill project in West Greenwich is fully developed and expected to be operational in Q1 2020 and the 12.42-MW King project in North Smithfield is expected to be operational by… The post TurningPoint Energy and Nautilus Solar plan 19.1 MW of Rhode Island community solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

Large investor-owned utility acquires solar developer Geronimo Energy
15 Jul 2019 at 4:11pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
National Grid, an investor-owned utility serving New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, completed its $100 million acquisition of solar and wind developer Geronimo Energy through its competitive non-regulated unit National Grid Ventures (NGV). The deal, which was announced on March 7, 2019, has now satisfied all regulatory requirements and closing conditions. National Grid has also… The post Large investor-owned utility acquires solar developer Geronimo Energy appeared first on Solar Power World.

Ameresco begins construction on two solar projects for Indiana school district
15 Jul 2019 at 2:39pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Ameresco has begun construction on two ground-mount solar arrays for Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Indiana. The two projects will power three of the district’s schools. Ameresco has also provided Hamilton Southeastern Schools with two solar wagons and programming to incorporate sustainability education into its curriculum. Hamilton Southeastern Schools will finance this project with bond fees… The post Ameresco begins construction on two solar projects for Indiana school district appeared first on Solar Power World.

SMA America expands and updates inverter service center in California
12 Jul 2019 at 1:50pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
SMA America has unveiled multiple updates to its service center that were designed to facilitate even more efficient technical support. Key expansions include a new, larger central and string inverter laboratory. The service center also features a rooftop PV system that functions as a real-world lab while offsetting energy costs. The new features will improve… The post SMA America expands and updates inverter service center in California appeared first on Solar Power World.

Duke Energy plans to build a 1.5-MW solar project for Purdue University
11 Jul 2019 at 8:33pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Duke Energy will build a 1.6-MW solar project in the Discovery Park District near Purdue University in Indiana. “We’ll use the clean, renewable energy from this solar plant for our Indiana customers,” said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy state president for Indiana. “Discovery Park at Purdue is a hub for innovation in science, technology and engineering,… The post Duke Energy plans to build a 1.5-MW solar project for Purdue University appeared first on Solar Power World.

Federal Hocking Local Schools cuts ribbon on 700-kW solar project
11 Jul 2019 at 6:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Federal Hocking Local Schools are getting ready to cut the ribbon on a new solar installation that will offset 70% of the school’s annual energy use with renewable power. Students will “flip the switch” on a 700-kW solar system for the first time at the Federal Hocking Middle & High School campus on July 11.… The post Federal Hocking Local Schools cuts ribbon on 700-kW solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.


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